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The Mini Medical School with Dr. Melissa Ing

Dr. Melissa Ing, Associate professor in the Department of Comprehensive Care at Tufts University, joined Dr. John O'Keefe to speak about Mini Medical School. The initiative was developed by Dr. Ing in collaboration with the Boston Museum of Science to encourage youth to consider medicine and dentistry in their future career goals, through combining community service with service-learning initiative for students; and supporting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education coalition.  

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  1. Marc October 3, 2019

    Very nice, Melissa! Getting kids involved with STEM curriculum and careers is as noble a calling as I can think of.

    Keep on!

  2. Irida October 4, 2019

    Great work Dr. Ing! Always zealous to teach!

  3. Nancy Chan October 4, 2019

    Wish they had this when I was in middle school.
    What better way to stimulate young minds than allowing them to experience it first hand.
    Leave it to Dr. Ing to help create opportunities for our future generations and at the same time address and improve the healthcare shortage in isolated, remote areas.

  4. Anonymous October 5, 2019

    Excellent program. Planting the seeds of possibilities to middle students is the perfect time.

  5. Brian Curtis October 5, 2019

    Excellent program Melissa. Planting the seeds of possibilities to middle school students is a perfect time.

  6. Brian October 5, 2019

    This is great!!

  7. Paul October 5, 2019

    Awesome work Dr Ing. You’re an inspiration to all the young adults by expanding their knowledge in the medical and dental fields. I’m sure you’ve started many on the path to becoming future doctors. Well done!

  8. Peter October 6, 2019

    Brilliant, Dr. Ing!

  9. Sabina October 6, 2019

    Excellent concept

  10. Carl October 6, 2019

    As a former teacher, I find this quite inspiring. Keep it up

  11. Colin K October 6, 2019

    What a great video! Very well put together!

  12. Irene October 7, 2019

    Looks fun and inspiring. I love the banana suturing in the video!

  13. Chandra Iyer October 7, 2019

    Brilliant and inspiring, Dr. Ing! A remarkable feat getting the kids involved with STEM and paving a way for their possible future in it. I wish I had the mini med when I was a kid!! Keep up the good work, Dr. Ing!

  14. Kerith Rankin October 7, 2019

    This is such an amazing program! Great Job Dr. Ing, you are doing fabulous work for those kids.

  15. Mary October 7, 2019

    A great way to positively impact young minds! Great work, Dr.Ing!

  16. Stephanie Sakai October 7, 2019

    I have been involved with STEM programs, the last through Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and this by far is the most comprehensive and enriching program I have seen! Thank you to Dr. Ing for taking her experience and love for the dental and medical fields to encourage the young children to enter these fields!

  17. Paul October 8, 2019

    Tremendously inspiring!! Good on you for creating a hands-on program that’ll motivate children towards STEM careers. Someday, one of these youngsters will be asked what motivated them and undoubtedly, they will mention Dr. Ing and Mini Medical School!!

  18. David October 8, 2019

    Dr. Ing your program can make a big difference in a child’s formative years. This program can plant the seed of knowledge that grows in future. The Health care profession is a very important part out our society and every child can benefit from learning the basics. The program is well thought out and professionally executed. Good work. Keep cultivating the future.

  19. Alysa October 8, 2019

    Fun! The scenarios really bring the possibilities of a career in STEM to life. Starting early with application to real life situation is perfect. I wish they had a program like this when I was in school.

  20. Eduardo J Olegario October 11, 2019

    Dr. Ing is a groundbreaking dental phenomenon! I love that you are bringing the medical experience to new young minds!

  21. David Frantz October 11, 2019

    What an inspirational program! This is how young people get inspired to find the careers that help them reach their true potential – the kind of hands-on education that can influence a lifetime as it builds the next generation of practitioners. Amazing work, Dr. Ing!

  22. David October 11, 2019

    Dr. Ing is an outstanding and passionate educator. These youths are indeed very fortunate to have someone of her talent, initiative and commitment dedicate herself to their betterment. She has and will continue to make a lasting impact on their lives.

  23. Matt Bagnall October 19, 2019

    Wonderful! This is priceless experience that will stay with these kids and motivate them!

  24. Gary October 23, 2019

    Great work on this impactful program! Mini-Med engages young minds by increasing access to resources and health literacy outcomes of the community.

  25. Isabela November 4, 2019

    Such a great event that inspires the young, brilliant minds of America!

  26. Gyve Hamidi July 19, 2020

    A wonderful idea and admirable undertaking. Excellent work Melissa!


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